Akuyaku Reijou wa Danna-sama wo Yasesasetai – 38

3 – 7

Unfortunately, everyone has their limits.

“I have to stay in a place like this!?”

It was the second day of their stay in Einst.

Camilla, who was intending to leave to go along with the consolation visits, yelled that at the servant who was blocking her from exiting through the door.

Alois and his retinue had already departed. Apparently, they had to leave beforehand in order to hold talks or an inspection, something along those lines.

When leaving, she remembered Alois giving her a look she found suspicious. ‘I am going ahead, please don’t do anything rash’ was what he had said to her. Looking back, she realized Alois must have been aware.

Don’t get angry, stay calm and think rationally. If something happens, send a messenger. If there are any strange fluctuations in the miasma, leave the town at once and head towards the forest… That was all well and good for him to say. Alois’ advice before he departed must have predicted Camilla’s current state.

– If you knew that this was going to happen, then why not just take me with you!?

At the very least, if he had warned her properly, she might have been ready to cope with it. Was Alois, one who often kept a wall around himself, still keeping her at a distance? As if he didn’t trust her with his true thoughts?

But right now, Alois wasn’t the real target of her anger. The two male servants and the older woman standing front and center before her were the bigger nuisances in her mind.

“I came here for a consolatory visit! If I have to stay cooped up here, then what was the point in me even coming!?”

“The people of this town you’ve come to visit don’t know anything about you.”

The old woman spoke firmly. She may be leaning heavily on that cane with a hunched back, but it seemed like her mind was still strong. Her wrinkled face looked stern and her grey hair was tightly braided behind her head.

She was one of the most influential people in this town. Her name was Martha ans she was the chief advisor to the mayor. As the younger sister-in-law of the current head of the Meyerheim family,she was also an aunt to Vilmer, the head butler back at the Montchat estate.

“If this was Grenze, then perhaps the people might recognize you. However, this is your first visit to the town of Einst. If a woman who they had never seen before suddenly appeared, the townsfolk may be confused.”

“Are you upset because I went to Grenze first!?”

It was utterly unreasonable and narrow-minded. Camilla glared at the old woman as she thought so, but Martha’s expression didn’t change at all.

“No, not at all, I am merely telling you the facts about how the people in this town feel.”

Martha’s tone wasn’t harsh, but she spoke with an air of indifference. The two manservants flanking her didn’t react at all to the conversation, as if they were dolls.

Because of that disquieting attitude, Camilla’s anger only grew.

“This town doesn’t know you as a person at all. All we know are your circumstances, such as how you were exiled from the capital of the kingdom. Even if the villain who interfered with the love story between Prince Julian and Lady Liselotte came for a consolatory visit, the townsfolk would only distrust you.”

“…What did you say?”

“I am trying to explain to you just how you will be seen by the people in this town. That doesn’t mean those are my personal feelings. However, the townsfolk here undoubtedly see you as a villainess of sorts. A woman full of base cunning who tormented Lady Liselotte and was exiled from the capital, now using her evil wiles to take advantage of Lord Alois who is still inexperienced around women.”

Camilla was at a loss for words. As the absolutely undisguised barrage of insults struck her head on, Camilla’s shoulders trembled. She had come to this town prepared for some level of unpleasantry, but to not get angry about something like this was beyond her. Blood rose to her head and only curses swam through her mind.

How boorish!? How dense!? How impertinent!? How utterly unbelievable…!?

“…You rude old woman!”

Before Camilla could shout out, a high pitched voice cut through the air. Nicole jumped out from behind Camilla and screamed that at Martha. As she stepped forward, it looked like she was about to reach out and grab Martha’s collar.

“How dare you say something like that to the Lady of the Montchat family…!”

But, her hand was grabbed by both the manservants that flanked Martha. As they gripped her arm with excessive amounts of strength, Nicole’s grimaced in pain as she cried out.

“Please refrain from such barbaric behaviour in this town.”

“Let Nicole go at once!”

“As you wish.”

At Camilla’s demanded with a yell, the two manservants obeyed. Releasing Nicole’s arm without a moment of hesitation, they returned to where they stood. Compared to their calm and cool behaviour, Camilla was beginning to see red as the heat gathered in her head.

As Nicole staggered backwards and Camilla caught her in an embrace, she raised her voice.

“Just what makes you people think that you will get away with this!?”

The rigid and wizened old woman, Martha, bent over her cane. The servants on her left and right, of which you could see their strong muscles underneath their coats. Martha’s hair had completely greyed, butthe two manservants still had the same shade of brown hair that was unique to the Meyerheim family. They stood expressionless as well. The man on the right was slightly taller than his fellow and the only on the left had a beauty spot under his eye. Their skin was so white and smooth that she could have mistaken it for a mask.

Camilla committed all of their faces to her mind. By all means, she was going to tell Alois everything about this. Camilla wasn’t one to forget a grudge, after all.

“You ought to hope that Lord Alois’ trip today never ends! Because once he gets back, all of you will be disposed of!”

“Shall you be taking my head then?”

Martha said that plainly in response to Camilla’s angry shout, causing her to frown at the suddenly severe words.

Martha looked into Camilla’s eyes as she leaned on her cane.

“Although I was only telling you how the people in this town felt, if you feel insulted, then it cannot be helped. This old woman will offer you her head. Yes, all I did was convey the feelings of the town, but even though it wasn’t my intention, I’ve clearly committed an unforgivable crime.”

You are the narrow-minded one. Martha didn’t say it, but that was the clear intent behind her words. It was an indirect thrust against Camilla, who thought that way of Einst herself. Feeling the very depths of that ill-will, Camilla felt a shiver run up her spine.

“After you take off my head, the townsfolk will only fear you more. But if I didn’t say a word, that wouldn’t change how people in this town saw you either. Everyone working in this mansion feels the same way.”

Martha raised her head and indicated their surroundings with her chin. Looking behind her, Camilla could sense that the scene in the entrance hall was being watched by a myriad of eyes.

From the corridor, on the other sides of doors and behind the pillars. The servants held their breath, closely watching the confrontation between Martha and Camilla.

None of them said a word. None of them moved a muscle. It was as if they were acting as a monolith under some unseen commander. The way they stared at Camilla wasn’t with a look full of curiosity, yet it wasn’t a glare of naked hostility either. They simply observed her with that very same sense of indifference.

She felt a chill.

– It really is strange…!

“If you really are the awful person like in the rumours, then you should have no issues with having me disposed of. That way, I wouldn’t be able to oppose you going on your consolation visit, after all. Please feel free to shake hands with the townsfolk, whilst yours are covered in blood.”

“You…!”

The conversation had suddenly gone to a disturbing place. If anything, it had become dangerous and it was moving faster than she could keep up.

But, Camilla knew that even if she denounced this old woman, it would be utterly meaningless.

If Martha was gone, someone else would just take her place. The servants in this mansion… Rather, perhaps all the people in this town were like trained soldiers. They didn’t know fear and would stand in her way on command.

It was an eerie and uncomfortable thought. Yet even if it sickened her, she couldn’t think of a way to win in this situation. No matter what Camilla did, even if she had shouted or threatened this woman as much as she could, even if she for some reason had this woman’s head taken off… It wouldn’t change a thing.

The words that came from Martha’s lips wouldn’t disappear even if she died, that intrinsic threat against Camilla.

“…I shall be returning to my room.”

Camilla gripped her hands into fists and chewed her lip in resentment as she quietly said that.

“I deeply appreciate your understanding.”

Martha spoke emotionlessly as she nodded her head. The men on her left and right didn’t change their facial expression at all.

“I will show you back to your room.”

One of the maids who had been watching the affair unfold emerged from the shadows to lead Camilla.

Camilla felt a deep sense of aggravation as she followed along behind her.

 

Edited by: ApoPie

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17 comments

  1. Ohoho…. fuck nuggets…. seriously… do it… do it Camilla bathe in their blood! Camilla the bloody is far better than being a tampon to that dried up old hag… This comment will prolly be deleted but thats ok lol

    1. Martha is correct though. All she did was stop Camilla from needlessly causing confusion. Camilla got angry with the woman when the woman explained some facts about the town’s people to her. Camilla then threatened the old woman. The old woman pointed out that such actions would truly be those of an evil person. Camilla would just confirm the suspicions of the townspeople if she did that.

      1. I’m with Martha on this one, no matter how much i like this mc i have to admit, she needs to know that people are different. Not everyone can be like her

  2. wow, no one stops bullying her wherever she goes. Even though she was sort of exiled here, can they get away after saying so much? I certainly hope not

  3. It’s crazy how deep a resentment people carry for random rumors. >_>
    Thanks for the new chapter!

  4. That’s no resentment based on rumors. Those are enemies, like enemy soldiers in a war. Our Piggy prince is in deeeeeep shit.

    What comes now is just my theory, but it’s so obvious right now, you can take it as spoilers:
    First the Einst-Family (forgot their name) took out the Brandt family took take over the Grenze swamps and mines later. They assassinated our piggy princes parents and send that witch to feed him into an early grave. With no one to inherit the territory after his death, which family do you believe will take Monchuchu over?
    Also, I don’t really need to mention, that the Ende Familiy is in cahoots with the Einst-Family and the first prince will also have a terrible mishap. That innocent Ende-Bitch will become queen and the second prince, then future king, definitely knows all about that, as he is involved to get back at his own family.
    Also all that miasma has been produced by illegal underground mining operations in the Grenze territory by the Einst-people to fuel to upcoming conflict and maybe strengthen the country’s military might, so that no neighboring nation comes to invade in that time of uproar. (And if they did, it’s the Einst-Faction that can offer protection to the country and not our heros.)

    But if the Einst-Families illegal mining operation comes to light, they could be forced to surrender tons and tons of magic stones (let’s say 80% of what they mined) back to Grenze (and into the hands of piggy prince) and to pay up the damage they have done to Grenze. But that would be such a major blow in the the upcoming events, that it would be reason enough to assassinate someone and blame it on the most hated girl in the whole country. Maybe, that’s the reason they put her there in first place. (Just in case he doesn’t die a natural death fast enough.)

  5. think they got their hierarchy backward?
    opposing noble just like that
    guess they need some fear

  6. 38 chapters and the heroine is still dumb. (However, this doesn’t mean that I hate her, but character development, c’mon)
    I said what I said, she’s smart and knows she has a short-temper- but she really out here screaming at an old lady, acting shocked like she didn’t know why she was put in that kingdom in the first place? The least she could do, especially on a town based on very rigid rules, to at least get on their good graces and act with dignity and calmness- especially to an older lady.

    Especially using your husband’s power, when he already has a bad reputation to threaten/scare them off instead of talking over it calmly. She’s been getting insulted the whole series and she still don’t know how to act when insulted??

    Like, this is actually her fault tho she made her own self look bad. She’s all bark but no bite, so when someone bites back she gets shut off like it happened 4 times already and she’s still doing the same things.

  7. Just because Martha may be correct doesn’t mean she was not rude. That’s the issue here. No matter what you’ve heard, every single person you meet deserves a certain amount of respect unless they’ve proven in front of your own eyes otherwise!

    Certainly, have a guard ready, certainly have Camilla shadowed, but barring her freedom just because of baseless rumors is completely barbaric!!!

  8. The Author definitely does not know how nobility works and the MCs dont improve at all its been 4 months already.
    Hokuou Kizoku to Moukinzuma no Yukiguni Karigurashi was 10 times better.

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